Music and lift specials hit [R5R, Alpine Meadows] and [R179R, Homewood] this spring. The pair of sister resorts brings their spring music series to the outdoors in the sun and launches lift ticket specials.

Music rocks the west side of Lake Tahoe when the Spring Music Festival kicks off March 20. Soak up the sun and some tunes outside on the patio at Homewood's North Lodge or the Sun Deck at Alpine Meadows 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The music series runs every Saturday March 20 through April 18 at Alpine Meadows.

Homewood cranks up the spring tunes March 20, March 27, and April 3-4.

Skiers and riders this spring can get lift tickets for Homewood at $39 when purchased online. The rate is valid Mondays through Thursdays. A $49 ticket is available online for Fridays through Sundays. The special online rates save $6 per ticket.

Alpine Meadows puts their spring lift ticket on sale March 21. The $99 lift ticket is valid for skiing or riding April 4 through May 16. Purchasers must be members of the Alpine Club, which anyone can join for $15. Alpine Club members get benefits including reduced lift ticket rates on certain days. Passholders from other ski areas can get the Alpine Club membership waived in order to purchase the $99 ticket.

More information: Alpine Meadows, 530-581-8310; Homewood, 530-525-2992.